Nine To Noon for Friday 17 February 2017
09:05 Dave MacPherson, whose son died in care of Waikato DHB
Dave MacPherson, whose son Nicky Stevens drowned after being let out of Waikato DHB's mental health facility on an unsupervised smoke break, says a review of the case is a whitewash. The DHB is set to apologise to the 21 year-old's family - but a DHB review has found his care was of a good standard.
09:30 Eureka! Why science is good for primary kids
Fed up with primary students' poor grasp of science, Chris Duggan, a secondary school science teacher, set up the House of Science. It provides resource kits, basically big blue boxes full of science experiments, to schools and teachers. It's gone from strength to strength. It now has 7 branches and has just picked up its first national sponsor - the MacDiarmid Institute.
09:45 Mysterious death of North Korean leader's brother
New Zealander Anna Fifield is The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tokyo. She talks to Kathryn about the death of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, the disappearance of a Chinese billionaire, India's space race, and body positivity in Japan.
10:05 Woman with a cause
French-Malian singer Inna Modja talks to Kathryn Ryan about her unique brand of desert blues, electronica and hip-hop. Whether she sings in French, English or Bambara, it's often to speak out against injustice.....she herself was a young victim of female circumcision. She is performing in New Plymouth, at WOMAD which runs from the 17th-19th March.
10:35 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
John McIntyre reviews titles three titles by Babette Cole: Dr Dog, Mummy Laid an Egg and Hair in Funny Places
10:35 Christchurch fires update
RNZ's Christchurch reporter Maja Burry reports with the latest from the Christchurch fires.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor
A new album from charming Swede Jens Lekman, Ryan Adams classic-rocking out in a moping fashion, and a collection of early 70's English prog/ psyche/ folk have Jeremy Taylor all a-quiver.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer on Team New Zealand's new boat with leg power instead of arm power, Ross Taylor's ommission from tonight's T20 match and The Warriors' Kieran Foran's return to action.
11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Pinky Agnew
Te Radar and Pinky Agnew present their funny picks of the week including a self-service checkout scam and how winning millions might actually make you a little miserable.
Music played in this show
Artist: Jack Johnson
Song: You and Your Heart
Album: To The Sea
Label: Brushfire 382883